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Icon Books, 2007 - Atomic theory - 206 pages
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"Atom - the official tie-in with the BBC programme of the same name - is the truly incredible story of a discovery with a strong claim to be the most important in the history of science. Atomic theory has a reputation for complexity, but this is a human story - of the men and women who revolutionised our knowledge of the universe and all it contains." -book jacket.

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User Review  - Gordon Gatiss - Goodreads

This is a good book telling the true story of the scientists who uncovered the secret of the atom. Mistakes and rivalries of human beings in the journey of discovery. A compelling read, wonderful ... Read full review

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User Review  - Eduard Horak - Goodreads

Amazingly informative book about the lives of scientists dedicated to understand the atom better. I enjoyed the final chapter most of all. Read full review


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About the author (2007)

Piers Bizony is a science journalist and space historian who writes for magazines such as Focus and Wired, as well as the Independent. His award-winning book on Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey was described as 'full of sparkling enthusiasm' by the New Scientist and 'excellent, in every way worthy of Kubrick's original precision-crafted vision' by the Evening Standard. His latest book is The Man Who Ran the Moon (Icon, 2006)

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